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Friday, February 12 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Burdens of Continuity

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Doctor Who’s rich tapestry of storytelling often falls to fan service; often times we find ourselves looking forward solely to that twist that brings back a familiar face, a villain we cannot live without, or a voyage to Gallifrey or otherwise. But how does this shrink the canvas Doctor Who plays out upon? We’ll take a look at where continuity supersedes good storytelling… and why, paradoxically, the conservatism of some parts of fandom begets the notion that fans of a show about change seem to dislike change entirely.

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Marcia Franklin

Blogger, Confessions of a Neowhovian
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Sami Kelsh

Writer at Cultbox, Seasons Of War, among others. Photographer, illustrator, professional dilettante.
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Alan Siler

kOZMIC Press
Alan is a life-long geek and musician. He’s the founder of the Doctor Who fan club, the Atlanta Gallifreyans, and co-founder in 2005 of a Doctor Who convention, TimeGate (www.timegatecon.org). He’s the author of Doctor Who’s Greatest Hits: An Unauthorized Guide to the Best Stories From Time and Space (kOZMIC Press, 2015) and a contributing author to More Doctor Who and Philosophy (Open Court Press, 2015) edited by Courtland Lewis. As a... Read More →
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Josh Zimon

Host/Podcaster/Podcast Producer, The High Council /The Memory Cheats Podcasts
Love Classic Who. Part of three Doctor Who podcasts: | Doctor Who - Mostly Harmless Cutaway - New Who discussion | Doctor Who - The Memory Cheats - Who memories, one random story at a time | Doctor Who - The High Council - Classic Who Commentaries

Friday February 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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